Winner announced and... another giveaway: celebrating 700+ readers - handmade, Aurifil, scraps, oh my!

7:00:00 AM

I have been very blessed this year to grow my readership substantially - and I appreciate that all of you, who read along with me, take the time to read my ramblings.

Whether you follow via Bloglovin, Feedly, Email, GFC - thank you.

So, to celebrate over 700 readers now on Bloglovin', over 100 on Feedly, I'd like to have a giveaway.

I guess this won't be a conventional giveaway of sorts. More of a...customized...giveaway.

For two of you!

Here's what you're entering to win:

- A handmade notebook cover, much like this one (won't be exactly like this, but I'll customize it just for you):


....but yours will be customized just for you. I'll email you and ask what colors you like, whether you'd like a lined book or graphed (I love a gridded book for sketching out quilts and block patterns!)

- To facilitate your creativeness, some skookum pencil crayons

- A pretty case for said pencil crayons

- a stack of my 'scraps', in the color (or range of colors!) of your choice

- a spool of Aurifil thread

....and maybe a few more little treats ;)


.... to enter, leave me a comment - any comment will do!

Randomly chosen winners will be selected on October 7. Open to lovely internationals (i.e. those outside the US).

Lots of love to you all :)




...and the winner of the Rush Hour giveaway is:
Commenter #64, "Farm Quilter" - I've emailed you, check your email and send me your mailing details, your prize awaits!

Thank you to all who stopped by on the hop!

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106 comments

  1. Oh, Erin, I have to tell you -- when I saw the photo of the notebook at small scale I thought it was that monkey that's on everything at Target! Had to laugh ...

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  2. what a cute notebook, would love to be lucky enough to win...

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  3. Ooo...I love me some journals! Congrats!

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  4. Your increased readership is well deserved. I so appreciated your series on creating a blog (although I haven't finished mine yet).

    Your notebook is really cute. Love the graph paper! I need to find one with that rather than the lined papers.

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  5. Congratulations on all your new followers :-) This is such a lovely giveaway - thanks!

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  6. I am so thrilled that your blog is growing successfully! Your blog makeover series, tutorials, and swaps keep me reading everyday. Best of luck in the future as well!

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  7. what a nice giveaway! Thanks so much!!!

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  8. I also sketch out my ideas on graph paper, for me it helps to visualize finished sizes by having each square stand for a specific measurement. During the back to school sales I picked up some graph paper that is reinforced at the interior edge, it is loose leaf paper so it helps prevent it from tearing and falling out of my binder. Thanks for a super fun giveaway!

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  9. Congratulations on so many happy followers! I'd love to win a custom made notebook...

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  10. That notebook cover is so cute. I agree, graph paper is very handy for quilt and block designs. I use it all the time.

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  11. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Yours was one of the first blogs I started following regularly, and still one of my favs!

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  12. sounds like a wonderful bundle of goodies! *fingers crossed *

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  13. Congrats on so many followers! You are so generous with your giveaways. Thank you.

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  14. How wonderful that you want to share with us. Thanks.

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  15. what a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance! Congratulations on 800 readers!

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  16. well that is pretty awesome giveaway and thanks for the chance. Love reading your blog!

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  17. i love notebooks and would really love one made by you.

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  18. Congrats Erin!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  19. Hi Erin. You have been working hard to grow your audience and I'm am so happy for you that it is paying off. I would be thrilled to win your giveaway.

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  20. Howdy, thanks for the chance to win:) I follow you anyways, giveaways or no, through feedly.

    hoopla ((at)) thecrafties ((dot)) com

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  21. Congrats on having so many great followers! Sure means you are doing things right. :) Thanks so much for the chance to win this darling notebook!

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  22. What a Wonderful Give-a-way!!!! Congratulations on followers growing list! Wooohooo!!! Been following you thru bloglovin for quite awhile..looove your Blog! :)

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  23. I love notebooks! Clearly I need another!

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  24. Congratulations on having so many followers. I hope you have twice this many by next year. I love the little journal. I, too, like to graft my quilt blocks out to see how they will look.Sometimes I will see a block on the internet that I really love so I will make a copy of it. Thank you so much for your giveaway.

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  25. The graph book and pencils sounds great, good way to organize those quilt ideas. Other stuff too.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  26. Are there people out there who don't want gridded notebooks??? Congrats on the growth - it's because you do such incredible work!!!

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  27. Congratulations on 700 and counting readers! Great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win.

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  28. It's always a pleasure to follow you on Feedly!

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  29. Congrats on the readership! I just hit 100 on bloglovin' and I was so tickled. I can't even imagine 700! Very exciting and well deserved, your blog is great.

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  30. I also love a gridded notebook.

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  31. Congratulations on 700 readers,that`s fabulous and more to come!!

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  32. Hello from the Mo Ozarks. What a clever project! Love the red stitching around the typewriter. I remember the "old" days when I wrote many term papers on a typewriter.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  33. Very generous! I'm glad you chose to do a handmade gift -- and making it customized is even better. There is a reason you have many followers. Good work!

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  34. What a WONDERFUL giveaway! Something customized just for the winner is extra special! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Congrats on all your followers! And what a lovely prize for a giveaway celebration! Thanks.

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  36. Congrats on the followers! Love the notebook cover!!!

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  37. How lovely! Congrats on all the followers :)

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  38. Congratulations on your increasing following and thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Congratulations on 700+ followers! You have earned it - you have an inspiring blog. And thanks for this awesome chance to win. Your creations are delightful!

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  40. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway! I enjoy your blog so much. sarah@forrussia.org

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  41. Lovely idea. I love grided paper, so much fun for designing quilts!

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  42. How gorgeous! I love the cover of this little book :)

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  43. Congrats on 700 readers! I love your giveaway; thanks for the chance to win.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail.com

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  44. Great idea for a giveaway. Your typewriter cover is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Love the typewriter journal cover. Congrats on 700 followers. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  46. What a wonderful giveaway! I'm one of the 700 people who read your brilliant blog on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  47. Just have to thank you here for Mr. Random Numbers picking me to win your last giveaway!! I'm so excited!! You are incredibly creative and generous!! Nothing like announcing the winner of one giveaway when you are doing the next!!

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  48. I love your fabric choice, too cute.

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  49. so many followers wow if they all comment on your posts it must take hours to read them, congratulations I can see why so many want to follow you as you share so much with us all.

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  50. Congratulations on growing your blog. What an achievement!

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  51. You have a wonderful blog, and I know it takes dedication, effort, and a spark of brilliance to make that happen--thanks for sharing all of those things with us.

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  52. What a sweet giveaway! I've enjoyed your series on blogging especially.:)

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  53. A super generous giveaway as you are giving your time as well as a fab gift.....thanks for the chance to win and thanks so much for all your inspiration too.
    Jo
    of JoZart

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  54. Congrats on having 800 followers :) Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to reading more posts from your blog.

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  55. Congratulation on your milestone and thanks for a fun giveaway! I love notebooks, they help keeping up with my creativity when I am away from the sewing machine ;)

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  56. Congrats! what a great giveaway, would love to win.

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  57. A great milestone! Would love to win. Just started using graph paper. I'm not so good at designing or planning. Just getting my feet wet. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. oh what a nice number of followers! :) but you're awesome so not surprised at all!

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  59. Congrats on growth :) So fun to see your posts, lots of inspiration...I agree with you that a graphpad is great for quilt design thoughts...I just wish they made it in green so it would be like the stuff we used in college engineering...ah, memories!

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  60. OMG! I absolutely love home made giveaways. So thoughtful. I especially like the way you reversed the blanket stitch on your notebook cover applique...nice touch. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  61. Congratulations Erin for having such a large following. I like that cute typewriter fabric on the notebook cover.

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  62. Love the typewriter notebook cover. I'm a writer (as well as a sewer) and make lots of notes on story ideas, characters, settings, and anything else that strikes my fancy.

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  63. Great giveaway! Congratulations on so many followers! I know you've worked hard and you deserve it. :)

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  64. Congratulations on 700. Here is wishing you many more! Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  65. i love journals and how special to have one made by you. thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Congratulations on your followers (i'm one of them! :) and thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  67. Congrats on all of your wonderful followers, round numbers are such happy numbers. Thank you for faun giveaway too. x

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  68. What a generous soul you are and to give away two customized prizes! Congratulations on all your followers.

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  69. I keep seeing journal covers everywhere, but haven't made myself any. Partly because I don't even know where to get journals with good paper but a boring cover. (I've always shopped for pretty journals and then weeded out the ones that have flimsy paper).

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  70. Congrats.....and thanks for the chance!!

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  71. Wow what a great idea, I love the idea. Thank you for the chance to win?

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  72. Congratulations on the growth of your blog. You make lovely things.

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  73. this is such a fab giveaway, you are so lovely :) nnonaihr@hotmail.co.uk

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  74. I don't have any notebook covers so I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  75. Wow. Congrats on the followers. great prize. thanks so much for sharing

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  76. I love the notebook cover - I'd love one just like it!!!

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  77. Congrats on all the followers! Like several others, I've really enjoyed the blog series.

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  78. Fantastic giveaway! Cute little pencil case.

    Deborah
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail.com

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  79. Aw, that is a lovely give away! Congratulations on growing your blog so successfully!

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  80. Congratulations on so many followers! Your notebook is really sweet :)

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  81. Congrats on your milestone and thank you for the chance to win.

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  82. Congratulations on the followers! I'm proud of being one of the 700+ because you really do great things on your blog. Everything you do is very time consuming and you still have time to treat us with such nice giveaways! The notebook cover is lovely and I hope the luck is on my side at this time ? Thank you for this giveaway! eeck48@gmail.com

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  83. Congrats on the milestone. I know the next 700 will come even quicker. you make such amazing things and are so generous with you talents. Thanks

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  84. Congratulations on reaching the 700 mark! And thanks for the custom giveaway - how fun!

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  85. Congratulations, Erin! A customized giveaway is a great idea, especially if I win :)!

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  86. I'm not surprised the number of followers on your blog has grown so much! I love reading your blog. You are so generous of your talent and your time. This giveaway is another example of how wonderful you are! :-)

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  87. Congratulations on growing your blog so much!

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  88. Congratulations, Erin! What a sweet idea 😊

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  89. Love the notebook cover, especially the typewriter! Thank you for the chance!

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  90. Congrats you deserve it all!! I have loved finding your blog with all your helps and fantastic BOM

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  91. Congrats Erin! I really wanted to win your hexie journal last week so maybe I will have better luck this week. Love your cover..it is great! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  92. Congratulations on all of your success! :)

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  93. Congratulations! What a fun giveaway! I also like gridded paper for plotting out quillts.

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  94. I really like the idea of a notebook cover! If I don't win, I think I will have to figure one out for myself. Neat idea!

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  95. What a great idea for a give-away :)! I've really been enjoying the Classic Meets Modern QAL - congrats on your milestone!

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  96. Awesome giveaway! I love the book cover! I'm fairly new to sewing and haven't tried making or drawing quilt patterns. Thanks so much!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  97. My favorite kind of giveaway, something handmade, someone else's scraps and the lovely Aurifil, you are so generous and deserve and should have all of those followers and more!

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  98. Congrats! You were so sweet to organize the C&S swap! Thank you!

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  99. Love notebook cover. I'm always going around with a notebook in my bag but it could do with a handy and pretty cover!

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  100. Congratulations. Your giveaway is awesome. As a teacher I would definitely use that journal !

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  101. What a lovely notebook! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  102. What a fun giveaway! I would love a grid journal but keep forgetting to get one. Thanks for the chance.

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